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Nuclear Event in Iran on Thursday, 29 November, 2012 at 14:08 (02:08 PM) UTC.

[NOTICE!!! This information not confirmed!] Iranian nuclear officials are being secretive about the nature of an incident in the Iranian Isfahan nuclear plant that sent many staff members to nearby hospital emergency rooms Wednesday. The head of Iran’s Medical Emergency Agency told reporters that staff members of an Isfahan Nuclear plant “have observed some symptoms.” He stressed that all medical emergency units in Iran should be ready to “confront nuclear incidents.” “Those who have been around UCF Isfahan, have shown symptoms and are receiving treatment,” said Gholamreza Masoumi to Iranian state-run news agencies. He did not mention a specific time for the incident nor did he volunteer any details about the nature of it. “We have not yet had any incident outside nuclear designated areas,” he said. Masoumi said that the agency has been training the medical emergency unit staff on providing treatment for nuclear incidents. Masoumi told Mehr news agency that recently the Iranian government has formed a “Nuclear Emergency” task force to provide services that would be needed following nuclear incidents. Furthermore, Nuclear Emergency centers in provinces where nuclear sites are located will receive a boost. Masoumi stressed that there has never been an incident of nuclear leakage at any Iranian nuclear plant. Radio Free Europe reported that following the publication of this incident, Mehr news removed the article from its website, however, on June 28, the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, Freidoon Abbasi, tried to play down the incident. “Any kind of incident may occur in any plant,” said Abbasi to Iranian Fars News. “However it does not mean that such events lead to spread of radioactive material.”

Workers of Iran’s Isfahan nuclear facility experience health problems

Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 28 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/

Some of the workers of Iran’s Isfahan uranium conversion facility (UCF) have been experiencing some health problems at work, the head of Iran’s emergency services, Gholamreza Massoumi said, Mehr reported on Tuesday.

Massoumi did not specify what kind of health problems the workers experienced.

There has also been no announcement made from the Isfahan’s facility itself.

Massoumi also said that the inhabitants who live nearby the nuclear facilities have no reasons to worry about possible radiation contamination.

“There are special emergency units ready to deal with various nuclear accidents,” Massoumi said.

Isfahan Uranium Processing Facility began its work in June 2006.

Inside the facility, the Uranium hexafluoride (UF6), referred to as “hex” in the nuclear industry, is a compound used in the uranium enrichment process, and it is produced from the “yellow cake”, for injection into nuclear centrifuges.

Several hours after the news was published, the Mehr news agency took it down, while it still remains online on several other websites.

EDIS Number: NC-20121129-37344-IRN
Event type: Nuclear Event
Date/Time: Thursday, 29 November, 2012 at 14:08 (02:08 PM) UTC
Last update:
Cause of event:
Damage level: Moderate Damage level
Geographic information
Continent: Middle-East
Country: Iran
County / State: Province of Isfahan
Area: Isfahan Nuclear Power Plant
Coordinate: N 32° 38.000, E 51° 39.000
Number of affected people / Humanities loss
Foreign people: Affected is unknown.

November 29, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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